10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget
National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov/health/10-tips-eating-healthy-budget External

Offers information on buying healthy food on a fixed income.

5 Top Foods for Eye Health
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
www.eatright.org/health/wellness/preventing-illness/5-top-foods-for-eye-health External

Suggests top foods for eye health.

Choose My Plate: Older Adults
United States Department of Agriculture
www.choosemyplate.gov/older-adults External

Gives Information on the special nutrition concerns of older adults.

Community Supported Agriculture Group
National Agricultural Library
www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/community-supported-agriculture External

Provides information about community supported agriculture groups where seniors can find low cost, farm-to-table, healthy foods from local growers.

Find a Local Community Supported Agriculture
Local Harvest: Community Supported Agriculture
www.localharvest.org/csa/ External

Discusses the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture allows consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Program helps seniors purchase fresh food at lower prices.

Food Safety for Older Adults
Food Saftey.gov
www.foodsafety.gov/risk/olderadults/index.html External

Provides infographic on food safety for older adults.

Food Safety for Older Adults
www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/PeopleAtRisk/ucm312705.htm External

Offers a guide on food safety for adults 65 years and older.

For Seniors
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
www.eatright.org/for-seniors External

Site posts a new article daily on topics of interest to seniors.

Healthy Eating
National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov/health/healthy-eating External

Links to articles and resources on healthy eating, maintaining a healthy weight, and shopping for healthy foods as a senior.

Know Your Food Groups
National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov/health/know-your-food-groups External

Discusses food groups and recommended portion sizes all food groups.

Local Food Directories: National Farmers Market Directory
United States Department of Agriculture
www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets External

Provides a directory of farmers markets in the United States, searchable by ZIP code. See Community Support Agriculture Group for information on how seniors can purchase local, fresh food at farmers markets.

Nutrition Education Materials
SNAP-Ed Connection
https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/nutrition-education/nutrition-education-materials External

Information on meal planning, shopping, budgeting, healthy eating on a fixed income, food safety, gardening, and farmer’s markets.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture
www.fns.usda.gov/sfmnp/senior-farmers-market-nutrition-program-sfmnp External

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program awards grants to States, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs.

Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/special-nutrient-needs-of-older-adults External

Information on nutrients that are important to older adults.

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/ External

Offers recipes, videos, blog, and free resources on how to eat healthy on a budget.

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